The Nigeria Labour Congress, Kano Chapter, on Wednesday, embarked on a peaceful protest which has paralysed business and commercial activities in the metropolitan city of Kano.
This is in compliance with the nationwide protest called by the NLC over the FG’s removal of fuel subsidy.
The Kano NLC protest march began at the Murtala Mohammed Library, Ahmadu Bello Way, and terminated at the State Government House, where the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Baffa Bichi, received the protesters.
The protesters displayed placards, some of which read: “Government should not listen to IMF and World Bank demands”, “No to increment in University fees”, Minimum wage should be N200,000″, Government must restore fuel subsidy, among others.
The organised labour, led by the State NLC Chairman, Comrade Kabiru Inuwa, presented a letter to the SSG for onward delivery to President Bola Tinubu.
Also, the organised labour vehemently opposed the palliative measures President Bola Tinubu rolled out towards cushioning the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.
Inuwa told the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, represented by the SSG, that labour is vehemently opposing the palliative measures rolled by the Federal Government towards cushioning the effects of the fuel subsidy removal.
Responding, the SSG told labour that the state government was not at war with labour, assuring that he would convey labour’s message to the governor towards addressing their demands.
Earlier at the Government House, Bichi, who received labour’s letter for onward delivery to the President, said the state government, was not in any dispute with labour.
“The state government will do everything humanly possible to address the demands of labour toward ameliorating the current hardship, caused by the removal of fuel subsidy,” he said.
Despite the declaration of the Federal Government that the strike is illegal, the organised labour embarked on a procession on Wednesday in Kano to protest the Federal Government’s removal of fuel subsidy leading to a hike in fuel prices.